- To understand Foundation grant process.
- To become familiar with application & guidelines.
- To know whether to submit a proposal.
- To be able to write a proposal.
Appropriate If the project:
- Is important to learning.
- Can be done…It is practical.
- Relates to and supports district guiding principles and strategic plan.
- Is innovative.
- Is not otherwise fundable.
- No one but you will benefit.
- It costs more than the designated award amounts.
- It does not support district objectives.
- It is something everyone is already doing or something you are already doing.
Grant Writing Tips
- Type of Grant
- Names and Signatures
- Schools, Grades, Subjects
Tell what you hope to achieve in general terms.
- Keep it simple and straightforward.
- Promise only that which you can achieve.
- What is the goal of the project?
Statement Of Rationale
- How do you know there is a need for this project?
- How does it relate to district objectives?
- What problem are you solving?
- If it works, how will things be better?
- How does the proposal support the purpose?
- Keep the number limited.
- Imply the evaluation in the statement.
- Be as specific as possible.
- Address what you intend to achieve.
- Relate to purpose.
Description/Procedures, Treatments Or Methods
- Be specific.
- List steps and timeline.
- Relate to purpose and objectives.
- Ask: Will the reader know what I am going to do? Could the reader do it on the basis of my description?
- Answer questions…Who? What? When? Where? And How?
- Relate to stated project objectives.
- Plan evaluation strategy and project objectives simultaneously.
- Identify the kinds of information that will be needed.
- Information that requires little or no extra effort to collect.
- Information to be generated specifically to evaluate the project
- Identify times for data collection.
- Use this evaluative information to tell in what ways and to what degree the project’s purpose has been accomplished.
- Costs clearly support activities.
- Items are specified.